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Accession_Number 50.5.5
adlib_title Campanian red figure bell krater
Shape Bell krater
Shape_description Large krater with wide, downturned rim that extends sharply from the top of the body; two upcurving handles high on the body, which narrows to a short, cylindrical stem; hollowed pedestal foot, ridged just below the top of the foot. The resting surface is concave and the underside undulates smoothly up to the bottom of the bowl.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Campanian
Fabric_description Light yellowish-brown clay
Munsell_color 10YR 6/4
Decoration The interior is black, as is the exterior, except for a band of waves under the rim, the figural decoration in the body zone, and wide reserved bands around the handle zone. Both sides portray a female head facing left. Side A: Laurel wreath encircling head; groups of three white dots in the field and on the back of the head; beaded necklace. Single thick leaves rise from the base on either side of the head. Side B: Plain band encircling head; groups of three white dots in the field and on the back of the head; two beaded necklaces. Single thick leaves (of different sizes) rise from the base on either side of the head. Disk in lower left field. White for hair ornaments and on the upper necklace on side B. Beneath each handle is a palmette beneath circles surrounding dots.
Inscriptions
Condition Foot has been rejoined and there is a large crack in the underside. Interior slightly scratched with surface cracking. Reserved areas stained. Missing 5 large chips and other small chips on rim.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Early Hellenistic
Date 320-300
Dating_details
Artist Siamese Painter
Attribution Trendall, LCS 353.913, places this vase among the early-middle works of the Siamese Painter.
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Oblique view, from the top, of a Campanian bell krater, showing mouth and interior.
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Bottom view of a Campanian bell krater, showing reserved base and wave pattern on underside of rim.
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Top view of a Campanian bell krater, showing wide rim and interior.
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Back view of a Campanian bell krater (side B), showing woman's head facing left, with plain band encircling head.
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Side view of a Campanian bell krater, showing palmette decration underneath handle.
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Front view of a Campanian bell krater (side A), showing woman's head facing left, with laurel wreath encircling head.
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Side view of a Campanian bell krater, showing palmette decration underneath handle.
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Back view of Campanian red-figure bell krater (side B), showing a female head to the left.
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Front view of Campanian red-figure bell krater (side A), showing a female head to the left.
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Top view of a Campanian red-figure bell krater, showing the hollow, reserved base.
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Back view (side B) of a Campanian bell krater showing a female bust facing left.
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Side view of a Campanian bell krater, showing a palmette beneath a horizontal handle.
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Front view (side A) of a Campanian bell krater showing a female head to the left.
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Comparanda
Bibliography LCS 353.913
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 20.5
Diameters Rim 19.5; stem 4.7; base 8.4
Handle_height 4.5
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 24.07.2002; 18.10.2003; 11.01.2006; 04.08.2006
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